Church Fathers Speak

St. Ephraim the Syrian, Spiritual-Moral Letters

Posted on: September 12th, 2017

Happy is the man in whom there is love for God, for he bears God within himself.  The one in whom there is love is with God, above all things.  Whoever has love in himself does not fear.  He is never mad at anyone, nor does he exalt himself above anyone.  He does not calumniate anyone, nor does he listen to the calumniator.  He does not compete with anyone, is not jealous, does not rejoice in the fall of another, does not slander the fallen, but sympathizes with him and helps him.  He does not disdain his brother who is fallen into need, but helps him and is ready to die for him.  Whoever has love fulfills the will of God.

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